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“Egg Custard Pie”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Brown's Restaurant - CLOSED

Brown's Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: I don't think they have a website. 336.372.3400. It's an extremely popular local eatery in Sparta, North Carolina. Great biscuits and gravy, great homemade pies. Lots of good food for about 1/2 of what you pay in big cities. Owners are onsite and chat you up. Very casual atmosphere. We ate there twice this week, for breakfast and dinner. They are near the Crooked Road Music Trail where pickers come to play mountain music. I think tourists should know about this great spot.
Elkin, North Carolina
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Egg Custard Pie”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Don't let my pie comment take anything away from their delicious menu that includes "country cooking" and steaks and seafood items. They all are mouth watering good. Please take time to make some precious memories at Brown"s Resturant in beautifull Sparta, NC.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Rickf178
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The Locale for Locals and the Like”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Brown's Restaurant, hands down is the best place to eat in Sparta, NC. Their portions, sides, and menu can't be beat.

A+ Desserts, fish that just snaps with crickle and crackle when you cut into it, and veggies with the right amount of seasoning.

Just come prepared on two important notes, they are closed Sunday and Monday and they do not accept credit cards.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Eric T
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Sparta, North Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not much to brag about”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

If this is down home cooking, I wonder where you are from? My wife and I ate there a few days ago, very dissapointed. Instant mashed potatoes, the choppend sirloin steck was dry and tough, the grilled onions might have been in the pan for maybe 15 seconds (sure were never on a grill). The brocoli casserole (which I usually love) was terrible, had a taste like it was on the verge of going bad. Will not be back.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Myron R
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Asheville, Nc
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good food at bargain prices!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

We hosted 16 folks to lunch at Brown's Restaurant after my mother's memorial service, and the food was good and the staff very attentive and friendly. I had the fried trout, and it was very tasty! The prices are very reasonable, too.

Visited September 2012
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Thank CarefreeRetiree2002
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Fredericksburg
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great homecooking!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2012

Calabash shrimp and fried pork chops are to die for. Everything we've tried has been delicious. We've eaten here during vacations for the past 5 or 6 years and have never been disappointed.

Visited August 2011
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Thank Ann J
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